Supreme Court Tackles Partisan Redistricting Cases  TIME

(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court is returning to arguments over whether the political task of redistricting can be overly partisan. The cases at the high ...


Supreme Court Won’t Hear Company’s Appeal in Mueller Subpoena Case  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from an unidentified foreign corporation fighting a sealed grand jury subpoena ...


9th Circuit Court of Appeals Panel Dismisses Suit By Kate Steinle's Parents  NPR

A federal appeals court in California ruled that the parents of Kate Steinle, a woman fatally shot by an unauthorized immigrant in July 2015, cannot sue the city of ...


Justice Department now says courts should strike the entire ACA  Axios

The Justice Department now says the courts should strike down the entire Affordable Care Act — not just its protections for pre-existing conditions.


Ill-Fated Hewlett-Packard Deal Is Back in Court  The Wall Street Journal

A U.K. court commenced a fraud trial in which the successors to Hewlett-Packard are seeking damages from the company's $11.1 billion acquisition of software ...


Myanmar's top court to hear Reuters reporters' appeal in official secrets case  Reuters

Myanmar's Supreme Court was scheduled on Tuesday to hear the appeal of two Reuters journalists imprisoned for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law, ...


Democratic Candidates Urged to Back Supreme Court Overhaul  The Wall Street Journal

Progressive activist groups are pressing Democratic presidential candidates to back proposals for changing the Supreme Court, a move that could draw protests ...


Can 'amend' mean 'repeal'? Utah Supreme Court weighs the scope of legislative tinkering on medical marijuana initiative  Salt Lake Tribune

Justices of the Utah Supreme Court acknowledged Monday that the state Legislature's decision to replace two voter-approved initiatives in the past year, and ...


Coaches, Administrators Allegedly Involved in College Admissions Cheating Scheme Appear in Court  The Wall Street Journal

Prominent college coaches and defendants who allegedly arranged for fraudulently boosted ACT or SAT scores began to appear in federal court Monday.


Trump victorious in court case against steel tariffs  POLITICO

The U.S. Court of International Trade on Monday upheld the constitutionality of President Donald Trump's use of a law that he used to impose significant tariffs ...


Utah Supreme Court to Hear Medical Cannabis Challenge  Leafly

People angry about sweeping changes made to a voter-approved medical cannabis law called on the state's highest court to rein in the Legislature's power to ...


Supreme Court passes on Jordan logo dispute  ESPN

The Supreme Court is refusing to arbitrate the dispute between Nike and a photographer who took the famous image of basketball great Michael Jordan that ...


Racketeering suspects all plead not guilty in college admissions scheme  CNN

A dozen college coaches, sports administrators and test administrators each pleaded not guilty to racketeering in federal court in Boston on Monday as part of ...


Court of appeal clears way for 5M development project to go forward in San Francisco  San Francisco Chronicle

Construction is set to start later this year on the long-delayed 5M development at Fifth and Mission streets, after a panel of judges rejected an appeal of the ...


Oklahoma top court clears way for Purdue, J&J, Teva to face opioid trial  Reuters

Oklahoma's top court on Monday declined to delay a landmark trial set for May in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and ...


Tinder co-founder asks court to dismiss $250 million lawsuit from Tinder’s owner  The Verge

Tinder co-founder and former CEO Sean Rad has asked the New York Supreme Court to dismiss a $250 million lawsuit against him by Match Group and IAC, ...


Gun rights groups ask Supreme Court to halt bump stock ban  The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gun rights groups are asking the Supreme Court to stop the Trump administration from beginning to enforce its ban on bump stock ...


Can AI Be a Fair Judge in Court? Estonia Thinks So  WIRED

Government usually isn't the place to look for innovation in IT or new technologies like artificial intelligence. But Ott Velsberg might change your mind.


Trump's Twitter tactics to be tested in court  Axios

Trump's prolific use of social media use is testing the legal limits of the First Amendment.


Amazon’s Zappos Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court on Data Breach Suit  Bloomberg

The U.S. Supreme Court turned away an appeal by Amazon.com Inc.'s Zappos unit, letting a lawsuit proceed over a 2012 hack that exposed the personal ...


Environmentalists take petrochemical giant Formosa to court over plastics pollution  The Texas Tribune

For years, Diane Wilson has tried to get Formosa Plastics Corp. to stop discharging plastic pellets from its sprawling petrochemical complex on the Central Texas ...


This Maryland man ingested cyanide in open court. 20 years later, officials detonated explosives tied to him  Baltimore Sun

Deputy State Fire Marshals detonated explosives Sunday that were believed to have belonged to Alan Bruce Chmurny, who died about 20 years ago after he ...


Supreme Court denies Maricopa appeal to wash its hands of Arpaio policy  Cronkite News

The Supreme Court has refused to hear Maricopa County's claim that it should not be held liable for the actions of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies for ...


This week at the court  SCOTUSblog

The Supreme Court released orders from the March 22 conference on Monday; the justices did not add any new cases to their merits docket for next term.


55 Years Later, Lawyer Will Again Argue Over Redistricting Before Supreme Court  NPR

When he was just 26 years old, Emmet Jopling Bondurant II argued and won a foundational voting rights case in the Supreme Court. This week, he returns to ...


First wave of ‘Varsity Blues’ defendants hits federal court Monday  Boston Herald

All have been indicted for racketeering conspiracy and face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.


Eager to Court Jews (and Fracture Democrats), Republicans Push Bills on Anti-Semitism  The New York Times

The bills are part of a larger political strategy aimed partly at showing that Republicans are more willing to tackle anti-Semitic hate speech than divided ...


Owner Of St. Joseph's “Tarp House” Trying Supreme Court Appeal  News/Talk 94.9 WSJM

If you were among the area residents expecting to see bulldozers or other equipment knocking down the so-called “Tarp House” at the corner of Niles and Hoyt ...


2 Houstonians accused in college cheating scandal appear in court  KPRC Click2Houston

Two Houstonians are among 12 defendants who reportedly pleaded not guilty inside a Boston federal courtroom for their alleged roles in a nationwide college ...


The Supreme Court Has an Opportunity to Clarify Masterpiece Cake Shop Case  National Review

This week the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up the case of Cervelli v. Aloha Bed & Breakfast, which some viewed as a follow-up to last year's ...


Kavanaugh Went Up to the Line That Sotomayor Crossed  The Atlantic

Supreme Court justices should resist the urge to refer to presidents by name.


Mueller report summary puts matters in Congress's court, key Democrat says  The Washington Post

Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said the next step is up to lawmakers.


First wave of college admissions scandal defendants due in federal court  Boston 25 News

Fifty people have been charged in connection with a massive college admissions cheating scandal uncovered by the FBI, and the first wave of defendants are ...


Bethenny Frankel breaks down in court over how custody battle affects Bryn  AOL

According to Bethenny Frankel, the custody drama between her and her ex-husband Jason Hoppyhas a negative affect on the reality star's relationship with their ...


US Supreme Court will not hear Alabama death row inmate's case  AL.com

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear the case of an Alabama death row inmate who said his lawyer had an undisclosed conflict of interest that caused evidence ...


Supreme Court examination of jury discrimination prompts rare question from Clarence Thomas  The Washington Post

The Supreme Court seemed deeply troubled Wednesday about the actions of a Mississippi prosecutor who has tried an African American man six times for a ...


Fart bullying case: Engineer contests A$1.8m court ruling  BBC News

A worker in Australia who claims his ex-supervisor repeatedly broke wind at him has appealed against a court ruling that found he was not bullied. David Hingst ...


Joshua Boyle: Canadian ex-hostage in court on assault charges  BBC News

A Canadian man held hostage for five years in Afghanistan has gone on trial accused of sexual assault, unlawful confinement and other offences. Joshua Boyle ...


Judge David Reader resignation gives Whitmer appointment to local courts  Livingston Daily

After 15 years on the bench Livingston County Judge David Reader filed for resignation. He sent his resignation letter to Whitmer's office.


Japan court rules that married couples must use the same last name  Quartz

A Tokyo court today (March 25) ruled that current law requiring Japanese married couples to use the same surname is constitutional, dismissing a challenge to ...


Ex-Detroit court officer admits to keeping $20K in defendant payments for himself  MLive.com

William Blake, 47, of Redford admitted to embezzling more than $20000 from defendants he coerced with his badge and gun.


Supreme Court to meet behind closed doors to discuss mystery Mueller-related grand jury subpoena  CNN

The Supreme Court will meet behind closed doors on Friday to discuss whether to add cases to the court's docket next term, including one petition brought by a ...


GOP lame-duck laws that limited powers of top Wisconsin Democrats back in court Monday  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MADISON - The lame-duck laws passed in the days before Democratic Gov. Tony Evers took office were back in court Monday, this time in a case that argued ...


First round of college admission scandal defendants to appear in court  WKOW

(WKOW) — The first round of defendants in the nationwide college admissions scandal are expected in Boston federal court Monday. 50 people were charged in ...


Supreme Court Backs Mandatory Detention Of Immigrants After Serving Sentences  NPR

The ruling responds to two class-action lawsuits brought by legal immigrants who served criminal sentences and then were detained years later.


Court records: Beaver Dam homicide victim filed restraining order against suspect, ex-husband  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

The DeKalb County assistant state's attorney who was shot to death Saturday in Beaver Dam had filed a restraining order against the suspect in custody, ...


UPDATE | Two dead in Lewis County crash, friend of Circuit Court clerk speaks out  WSAZ-TV

LEWIS COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 3/25/19 @ 11 p.m.. Lena Fugate was fast asleep early Sunday morning. So when calls started pouring in the next day ...


Sometimes the Supreme Court Sticks to the Law  The Atlantic

Big-agenda, partisan issues—the census, reapportionment and gerrymandering, the Second Amendment, abortion—are bearing down on the Supreme Court ...


The Federal Courts Are Running An Online Scam  POLITICO

The website everyone uses to follow the Mueller probe is a hopeless, costly disaster.


Former Supreme Court Candidate Sues the State Over Report Released to Willamette Week  Willamette Week

A former candidate for the Oregon Supreme Court filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Portland on March 22, alleging that his employer, the Oregon ...


Two accused of robbing Davenport cell phone store indicted in federal court  Quad City Times

Two men accused of robbing a Davenport cell phone store at gunpoint in December have been indicted in U.S. District Court, Davenport.


Trump Wants Appeals Court to Let Him Block Critics on Twitter  Bloomberg

U.S. President Donald Trump doesn't take kindly to his Twitter critics, and like many users of the social network he's used the block function to prevent them from ...


Man charged with killing missing girl's mom due in court  WKOW

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man accused of killing the mother of his child in Milwaukee is due in court. WITI-TV reports that 34-year-old Dariaz Higgins has a ...


Supreme Court says government has broad authority when detaining some immigrants  The Washington Post

A narrowly divided Supreme Court said Tuesday that federal authorities have broad powers to detain indefinitely and without a bond hearing legal immigrants ...


Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to teach summer class in England for George Mason law  CNN

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is returning to teaching law, joining the faculty of George Mason University's law school as a visiting professor.


Court records: Hawaii man at center of extreme stalking case in Utah  Hawaii News Now

A Utah family has become the victim of extreme stalking involving unwanted *service* providers repeatedly being sent to their home.


READ: 2012 Supreme Court decision upholding Obamacare  CNN

Washington (CNN) The Supreme Court in 2012 upheld the Affordable Care Act in a 5-4 ruling. The behind-the-scenes maneuvering by Chief Justice John ...


An Ohio court is being asked to clarify when life begins in lost embryo case  CNN

A lawyer in Cleveland, representing a couple that lost embryos in the Ohio fertility clinic storage tank failure last year, is asking an appeals court to answer when ...


Racism in Jury Selection Is Real. Can the Supreme Court Put an End to It?  The New York Times

Two years ago, the Supreme Court reaffirmed that there existed a constitutional “imperative to purge racial prejudice from the administration of justice.”.


The American Bar Association says US immigration courts are 'on the brink of collapse'  CNN

The American Bar Association is proposing a major overhaul of the US immigration system, calling the courts that decide whether to deport immigrants ...


The Supreme Court should steer clear of gerrymandering cases  The Washington Post

If an adjective creates a redundancy, does preceding it with two other adjectives give the Supreme Court a reason to venture where it has never gone ?


Engineering elections? U.S. top court examines electoral map manipulation  Reuters

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Reuters) - Before the Republican-led state legislature divided their city and even their college campus into two different districts in a bid to ...


Betsy DeVos strikes out — in court  POLITICO

Judges have rebuffed the education secretary's attempts to pause or change a range of Obama-era policies.


Appeals Court Judges Appear Skeptical of Emoluments Case Against Trump  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — A panel of federal appeals court judges on Tuesday sharply challenged the legal basis for a lawsuit alleging that President Trump's profits ...


Suspect charged in stabbing of priest during livestreamed Mass in Montreal  CNN

A 26-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder and assault with a weapon after allegedly stabbing the elderly rector of a church in Canada during ...


Royal court adviser fired over Khashoggi killing 'not on trial'  Al Jazeera English

Saud al-Qahtani is reportedly not among those indicted by Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.


An Intimate Portrait of Sandra Day O’Connor, First Woman on the Supreme Court  The New York Times

First: Sandra Day O'Connor,” by Evan Thomas, is a richly detailed life of the pathbreaking justice.


Josh Hanson murder: Shane O'Brien in Transylvania court  BBC News

Shane O'Brien is wanted for questioning about the fatal stabbing of Josh Hanson in London in 2015.


Packing the Supreme Court is a terrible idea. Here’s a compromise.  The Washington Post

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) declared earlier this week his intention to introduce a constitutional amendment to limit the number of Supreme Court justices to nine.


Texas Senate confirms Brett Busby for Supreme Court post  The Texas Tribune

Busby, a Republican judge and former U.S. Supreme Court clerk, served on an appellate court in Houston until voters rejected him in November as part of a ...


Indian Court Acquits Four Men Accused in Deadly 2007 Train Bombing  The New York Times

NEW DELHI — An Indian court on Wednesday acquitted four men accused of involvement in a 2007 train bombing that killed 68 people, most of them Pakistanis ...


Cardinal George Pell suppression order: 36 journalists and companies to appear in court  The Guardian

Victorian prosecutors have asked court to find respondents guilty of contempt on the basis of 'scandalising the court'


Great Clips of the Week: Special Olympian's 3/4-court buzzer beater is must-see TV  KSL.com

This week, we\u2019re highlighting a few of those special people, from a Special Olympian on the basketball court, to a special long snapper out to raise money ...


A Black Man Spent 7 Years in Prison. Then a Court Changed the Rules on Racial Bias.  The New York Times

Otis Boone was convicted of two cellphone robberies and sentenced to 25 years in prison. He was acquitted in a retrial after a court ruled jurors must be told of ...


Fact-check: Trump claims Mueller investigation 'illegal,' ignoring multiple court rulings  CNN

Since the early days of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, President Donald Trump has not only claimed innocence but has argued that the entire ...


Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin face court amid settlement pressure in admissions scandal  Los Angeles Times

The next move in the college admissions scandal will unfold in a Boston federal courtroom April 3, when Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin and other defendants ...


Immigration court backlog up 300%, system 'on brink of collapse'  Washington Examiner

The American Bar Association is warning of an “existential crisis” over the unprecedented surge in the number of immigration cases clogging up courts.


The real reason the Trump administration is constantly losing in court  The Washington Post

Federal judges have ruled against the Trump administration at least 63 times over the past two years, an extraordinary record of legal defeat that has stymied ...


I Am an Abortion Rights Activist. I Hope the Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade.  POLITICO

On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court ruled 7 to 2 that the ability to terminate a pregnancy was a constitutional right. Now, less than five ...


U.S. top court hands defeat to Hawaii B&B that spurned lesbian couple  Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court handed a defeat on Monday to a bed and breakfast owner in Hawaii who turned away a lesbian couple due ...


Hornets' Jeremy Lamb Stuns Toronto With Absolutely Ridiculous, Game-Winning Buzzer-Beater  Deadspin

March Madness has been lacking in sweet buzzer-beaters, but Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lamb was willing to fill that void. He heaved this sloppy, ...


Philippines Officially Leaves the International Criminal Court  The New York Times

MANILA — The Philippines officially withdrew from the International Criminal Court on Sunday, after the country's highest court declined to overrule President ...


BG man to appear in court on multiple sex charges  Bowling Green Daily News

A Bowling Green man is accused of multiple sex offenses over a four-year period involving juveniles in his care.


The Court and the Cross  The New York Times

How far is the Supreme Court willing to open the public square to more overtly religious expression? A pending case may tell us.


Comment here on cleveland.com court and crime stories for Monday, March 25, 2019  cleveland.com

Readers can comment on crime and court stories that appear on cleveland.com.


Will the Threat of Court-Packing Intimidate John Roberts?  National Review

For constitutionalists such as Chief Justice Roberts, there is nothing more important than protecting, and if necessary restoring, the separation of powers as the ...


US denying visas to International Criminal Court staff  CNN

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the US will deny or revoke visas for International Criminal Court staff.


R. Kelly appears in court Friday  WLS-TV

R. Kelly returned to court Friday for a hearing at the Cook County Courthouse.


The Supreme Court Resuscitates the Eighth Amendment  The Atlantic

The justices strike a blow against policing for profit.


A Raised Middle Finger Is Protected Free Speech, Appeals Court Rules  The New York Times

A woman made a rude gesture after a police officer wrote her a ticket, so he pulled her over again. Last week, a three-judge panel said she could sue the officer.


Asylum-Seekers Can Appeal Fast-Track Deportations, Court Rules  NPR

A 1996 law limited the ability of immigrants to appeal asylum officers' decisions of whether they truly fear persecution in their home country. An appeals court ...


Man accused of Pauline Kilkenny murder appears in court  BBC News

The body of 59-year-old Pauline Kilkenny was discovered at her rural County Fermanagh home last autumn.


U.S. Supreme Court Rules That World Bank Can Be Sued  NPR

The 7-1 decision overturns a 70-plus-year standard of immunity for the bank and its branches. Now a lawsuit filed on behalf of fisherfolk in India can go forward.


Supreme Court will take up immigration-related case next term  CNN

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear a case next term concerning Kansas' prosecution of three undocumented immigrants for using stolen Social ...


Albuquerque woman charged with murder appears in court  KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - An Albuquerque woman suspected in the May 2018 murder of an Albuquerque woman appeared in court Sunday morning.


Appeals court says pay-to-play case against city raises questions  Buffalo News

A panel of federal judges recently handed Mayor Byron W. Brown a major legal victory, but it also suggested the pay-to-play allegations at the core of the case …


UVF paramilitaries flooding Belfast with cocaine, court told  BBC News

Three men have been remanded in custody after being arrested during police raids targeting loyalist paramilitaries in east Belfast. Darren Baine, 29, and Mark ...


Anyone Speak K’iche’ or Mam? Immigration Courts Overwhelmed by Indigenous Languages  The New York Times

As more migrants arrive from Central America, the system is ill-equipped to handle the influx of those speaking indigenous languages.